Mozillas regularily forces updates in some applications, regardless if plug-ins will run in the updated version. This mechanism is obviously not meant to be blocked by th… (tuilleadh eolais)
Mozillas regularily forces updates in some applications, regardless if plug-ins will run in the updated version. This mechanism is obviously not meant to be blocked by the user in any way.
For me - and I think, I am not alone - Firefox is only the browser of choice thanks to certain plug-ins.
Speed, security, design, usability - Firefox and Thunderbird are worthless, if my essential plug-ins are absent.
I design my systems to be near maintenance free, so the last thing I need is a browser update
that smashes everything and makes my users mad.
Workarounds for the annoying screwed up update policy is costing me ever more time.
Please, can you:
- build in a routine to check the availbility for selected plug-ins BEFORE updating
- advanced: if there are multiple target versions, automatically select the newest one that
supports the whole set of selected plug-ins
- ask the user if he wants an update
and first of all:
- refrain reliably from updating when the USER or ADMINISTRATOR does not want it; ask him so.
--> Do not update just because someone clicked on 'About'